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  • DOD Begins Hiring 'Prevention' Workforce

    DOD is working to create the healthy climates necessary to address a range of problematic and harmful behaviors, including suicide. This will be accomplished, in part, with a new and dedicated workforce focused on community-based prevention.

  • DOD's Great Strength Is its People, Undersecretary Says

    The Defense Department is proud to represent the 3.3 million service members and DOD civilians who defend the nation every day and their families who serve alongside them, Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr., undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said.

  • Around the Air Force: Resiliency stand down / New GPS satellite

    In today's look around the Air Force Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth Wright, talks about resiliency as the service announces a stand down day for all wings, and Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, completes testing of a new satellite. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Anastasia Tompkins)

  • Chaplains Corner: PRESS to ACE the Critical Days of Summer

    As temperatures rise and summer calendars fill up with some of our favorite outdoor activities, so does the threat of injuries. It is during these “critical days of summer” we not only see an increase of physical injuries but also an uptick in suicidal risk factors, ideations and attempts of

  • #BeThere: for yourself and your wingman

    I survived two suicides. In 2015, the person I was seeing ended his own life. A few weeks later I tried to do the same. I am telling you this because I feel that transparency is the best way for me to help others who are going through what I experienced. I’ve learned a lot through my healing

  • Every Airman plays a role in suicide prevention

    The Air Force is determined to prevent suicide, but an Airman doesn’t need to be a specialist or doctor to do that. Sometimes all it takes is starting a conversation. Everyone has a role to play. That’s a key part of the Defense Department’s #BeThere campaign, which encourages making a difference